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University Museum of Natural History

Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
44-1865-272950
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Ranked #4 of 103 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been... more » Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

An amazing museum free to enter and rammed with awesome taxidermy and fossils well worth a look for any age

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My children loved this place - my grand children love this place! It has just had an extensive makeover but it is still a brilliant visit for a family with young children. Not too big - very informative and, a recent addition, a little café to refresh the family afterwards Highly recommended

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a treat fabulous dinasaurs and exhibits plus the Pitt rivers at the back, great for a rainy day.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum has something for everyone. It is housed in a building with an architecturally beautiful ceiling and has lots of things to keep everyone entertained and informed. The dinosaur bones as well the various bugs and insects were very interesting including the live specimens. The cafe was also very good and reasonably priced. It is also seated upstairs so... More

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Kolhapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The collection is fabulous. The details regarding dates place etc. about where the specimen was collected is noteworthy. Secondly the activities provided to the children are also very good. Every child gets involved in getting information. The best thing is that you complete the round of the museum exactly when you start feeling tired. One must visit this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Brilliant museum, have lots of hands on things for kids and the anthropology section is crammed with treasures. Kids can have rechargeable torches to go around with and discover. Our 4 year old loved the dinosaur prints outside the museum, it generated a very heated discussion - which dinosaur left them there and how they got into the museum. We... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited with 2 of our children aged 8 and 3, they both really enjoyed looking round at all the displays especially the dinosaur bones. It's nice as well that you are able to touch some of the artefacts. The building itself is also really fascinating to look at with the stunning glass roof. I would definitely pay the museum... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This delightful museum is a hidden gem, tucked slightly out of the way from the more usual tourist attractions of Oxford, and well worth searching out. The building itself is a wonder of the 19th century, with awe inspiring architecture. The exhibits themselves may not be huge in number, but they are well laid out, clearly notated, and there is... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The only downside to visiting Oxford's attractions is the parking, but once you are there this museum is excellent for grown ups and the kids. The architecture alone is worth the visit, and the exhibits are well laid out and cover a massive range of subjects. Admission is free, but worth making a 'suggested' donation. The Pitt Rivers museum to... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Everyone must visit the museum at some point just to appreciate how far we have come in the world. So, so much to see and great for kids as very interactive. Will have to go again as ran out of time. Could easily spend hours here. Everyone will learn something they did not know.

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